The Best Moments of Year 2016

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In this post I’ll sum up my year 2016 with twelve collages – one for each month. 🙂 I’ll also write a bit about every collage to make sure you know what’s each one about. I had an amazing year with huge amount of nice people around me, some exiting travels in Europe and new jobs.

Last year I did a post about the best moments and things I had during 2015 (read it here). I found it fun to have my year wrapped up in a one post with all favorite things from that year in little collages. This time I’ll wrap up my 2016 with similar way. I hope you enjoy!




During January we tried new brunches somewhere in Helsinki about every weekend (and sometimes twice a weekend). It was fun to get to know all the different restaurants and menus and it was also a nice way to spend some time when we wanted to do something together but not to go out when it was super snowy and cool there. To make sure a survive that cold time my spouse’s mom had made me pair of wool socks. During January we also visited a wedding expo in Helsinki (we’ll be going again this year!) and I had my all time favorite nails. 🙂





During February we did some outdoor things like cross-country skiing in my home town and enjoying some good wine under blankets in our balcony. We also visited my childhood friend and had superb Valentine’s Day together.





At the beginning of March I got some brown to my hair after being completely blonde for an year. I had really nice looking hair then (and super pretty eyelashes). I also loved how the weather got more and more sunny and warm during March that berry smoothie shot is there to demonstrate that. We also had some really good food – a five course dinner in Restaurant Passio in Helsinki for my birthday and an amazingly delicious Easter dinner with around 40 relatives.





At the beginning of April we were enjoying London an Paris – visiting all the sights, eating local food, walking around and taking photos and just enjoying the holiday. During April we also had plenty of good time with friends. In the first picture is my friend who is an actor that photo is there because we went to watch him perform with punch of friends. We wanted to give him some flowers but we knew that they might not last too long. Well, guys thought that cactus would be a good choice, haha. The second picture is from a wine tasting we hosted.





May was a great month what comes to weather here in Finland. It was very nice and warm all the time and nature was very beautiful earlier than usually. During May I was able to wear nice clothes, play beach volley, see some gorgeous sunsets and eat fresh and healthy by exploring smoothie bowls.





In June there was a 20s theme party at my work, it was a lot of fun! I also visited London for a week. During June my spouse’s cousin got married and at the end of the month we traveled to Portugal with a bunch of friends. Quite many things happened during June and I have huge amount of photos but I think these are the most important things from June.





I just wrote that many things happened during June but there was even more things and photos from July. At the beginning of the month we were in Portugal enjoying the sun and relaxing. We also got engaged there. … And outlet shopped a bit. 🙂 Two last photos are from our engagement party. I got my passion to baking back and made us some nice pastries and cakes for our engagement party, I also got some nice pics of my outfit.





During August we kept enjoying the summer in Finland. We had plenty of nice picnics around, went golfing couple of times and spend a long weekend in a summer cottage nearby sea. We also (finally) bought our very own wine shelves.





During September there was couple of nice parties – like my friends housewarming party from which the first outfit pic is. The second picture is from a Viking Restaurant Harald which we visited with my mom. That’s quite fun concept they have – there are viking music and decor and all the food is of course viking style too. We also had my brother’s dog (the cute friend seen in third picture) visiting us for couple of weeks. It was nice to have that little guy making us exercise more outdoors! The last picture is there to demonstrate how beautiful fall in Finland can sometimes be. The photo is taken in Kuopio campus of University of Eastern Finland.





During October we visited Food and Wine Expo and explored some new wines in Helsinki. It was fun, because we’ve been tasting wines and visiting wineries in central Europe but this was our very first time in Finland when we went to an organised wine tasting event. We also stayed in beautiful castle-like Hotel Glo in downtown Helsinki which was very nice experience -especially compared to price! Additionally we had our friend graduating and to celebrate that she hosted a graduation brunch for friends.





In November we got to try some cool cars in Car 2016 expo in Helsinki. We also enjoyed Christmas lights of the city and visited Haikko Hotel & Spa in Porvoo. Moreover we hosted a delicious cake and sparkling tasting for friends.





In December I got a new ombre hair style which is very different but nice chance to my blonde. I also played with my style for a James Bond theme party where I was Jill Masterson from 007 Goldfinger. We also got exited of homemade food and cooked couple of delicious dishes and baked a Christmas cake which didn’t turn out to as beautiful as I wished but gosh it was super delicious!



How was your year? What were the very best moments?


  1. Your year was pretty amazing. I went to London and Paris, you hair changed a lot since you were full time blonde for a whole year before. You go to spend a Valentine’s Day with your love. Really amazed with your 2k16 !


  2. What a lovely year you had! I’m glad 2016 treated you well! I love that this is split up into months – I don’t think I could possibly remember things I did each month of the year! Haha. Here’s to a great 2017 as well, I wish you the best!

    Jaycee |

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    1. Yep! Sometimes the best thing of month can be pair of warm wool socks or an amazing dinner. Always there is something good happening. I totally agree with you that we all should focus more on positive things! Have an excellent year 2017 Katja! 🙂


  3. I thought I had commented on this one before already haha 😀 I went to that same wedding expo! It was super crowded but a fun experience, though. It was helpful with wedding planning 😀


    1. We went there at Sunday, during the last 2 hours so there wasn’t that many people. I think it was a smart choice at that time it took around 1.5 hours to go trough all interesting sections of that expo. 🙂


    1. That’s so true! Even I’ve been sometimes complaining how nothing happens in my life but well, there’s been quite many great things within the year 2016! 🙂 Thanks for your comment and have a great year!


  4. What a lovely diary of 2016. I didn’t do this on my blog but it’s a shame. It’s so much fun to look back to all the good things that happened

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